View Full Version : Where did my email go after the crash

24-05-2006, 05:50 PM
Using Outlook Express on WinXP. I just downloaded my email messages, opened a couple, then the machine crashed :badpc: .

On restarting the machine, the latest emails have disappeared and for once, I actually want to read these ones. They have been deleted from the Xtra server, but I am sure they are still hiding somewhere on the hard drive.

Any one got any ideas where to find them?



24-05-2006, 05:52 PM
i don't use OE but it sounds like corpt inbox. copy the inbox.dbx file. there are a few email tools around that can extract/repair the emails in it.

24-05-2006, 06:23 PM
You could be right, a google on corrupted inbox's reported symptoms similar to mine. I can get the mail from before the crash, not those downloaded just prior to it.

They are probably hiding in the Inbox as suggested, as anyone got a shareware / freeware Inbox analyser they can point me to?